Hazardous Waste and Materials

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials are present on campus and in our homes. Following proper procedures and precautions when storing, handling, and disposing of these materials will reduce the risk of illness or injury. 

To comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations campus specific policies for the acquisition of hazardous materials are defined in the policies below.

The campus Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is the campus laboratory safety plan; a resource for and appendix to the campus Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP).   The Chemical Hygiene Plan is required under Section 5191 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.  The purpose of the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to outline laboratory work practices and procedures which are necessary to ensure that members of the university community are protected from health hazards associated with chemicals with which they work.  Campus departments that use hazardous chemicals are required to have a Chemical Hygiene Plan.  The campus CHP may be used, or a departmental CHP can be drafted and adhered to as long as it is as strict, or stricter than the campus CHP.

If you have questions regarding hazardous materials on campus, please call Christina Juarez, EHS Supervisor at x6674 or cdjuarez@calpoly.edu.

Hazardous Waste

Is this a Hazardous waste? The Environmental Health & Safety Office can assist with determining specific cases and with labeling information and container selection. If you have a request or questions, please contact EH&S at extension 6-6674 or email at hazwaste@calpoly.edu.